I am really enjoying this British spinoff of the baking show. One of the presenters is former baking champ, the charming and vivacious Nadiya Hussein. Judges are cooking instructor Rosemary Schrager and chef Giorgio Locatelli. Two families of three cooks each prepare three meals. The winning team advances to a semifinal round. The first challenge is a meal for 4, for under 10£. The second is a meal of their family favorites, prepared and served to the judges in the team’s own home kitchen. The last is a menu intended to impress the neighbors.
I think the format should have had at least one of the tasks be to prepare the same dish/meal, selected by the show’s producers. As it is, the judges are almost literally comparing apples to oranges, and the teams are able to practice everything in advance, should they wish.